The Wellington Planning Scheme sets out controls which determine whether a Planning Permit is required for particular uses and/or buildings and works on any given property.
In order to determine whether you require a Planning Permit, first ascertain the zoning of your property and whether there are any applicable overlays. To do this, please obtain a free Planning Property Report.
Once you have determined the zone and any overlays applicable to your land, you can contact Wellington Shire Council to discuss Planning Permit requirements, arrange a pre-application meeting or to request written advice, this can be submitted using a Planning Advice Request Form.
When a Planning Permit is required, there are two approval pathways:
Wellington Shire Council can assist you in determining if your application will be a standard or VicSmart application.
To apply for a Planning Permit you will need to submit:
A Credit Card Payment Form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with your completed Application Form and supporting documentation. It is preferred that all applications are emailed (no hard copies required if you lodge electronically). If you elect to lodge the application in hard copy, you should provide one hard copy of all plans and associated documents.
Further information about applying for a planning permit is available via the Planning Permit Application Guide on the link below.
The typical steps in the standard Planning Permit process are:
When an existing Planning Permit is still valid, it is possible to request an extension of time from Council to commence or complete a previously approved development.
Note that the following matters will be considered by Council in making a decision as to whether an extension of time should be granted.
An Application to extend a Planning Permit may be made by completing the Planning Permit Request for Extension of Time Form.